The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search

Meth continues to spread, says Phuket Vice Governor

Meth continues to spread, says Phuket Vice Governor

PHUKET: Phuket Vice Governor Anuphap Rodkwan Yodrabum has warned of the continual spread of the drug methamphetamine and urged officials island-wide to do everything possible to eliminate it from society.

By The Phuket News

Tuesday 1 March 2022, 04:07PM

V/Gov Anuphap Rodkwan Yodrabum has led the Phuket Provincial Narcotics Prevention and Suppression Command Center for years and overseen many drug-related arrests across island.

He chaired the 4th annual meeting of the Phuket Provincial Narcotics Prevention and Suppression Command Center yesterday (Feb 28), joined by various officials from relevant government agencies.

“The narcotic that is spreading most and quickest across the island of Phuket is methamphetamine due to a huge decline in price,” V/Gov Anuphap said.

“This is mainly due to a steep decline in the price of the drug which has increased availability considerably,” he added.

The second most prevalent drug is crystal meth (ya ice), closely followed by majijuana (cannabis), V/Gov Anuphap confirmed. Heroin and cocaine were classed as niche drugs and not as widely available, he added.

He further stated that after ‘Kratom’ was withdrawn from the illegal category 5 narcotic list, actual drug-related arrests had fallen when compared to before. Drug users are often those classisfied as being of a good moral standing in society, V/Gov Anuphap said.

However, there was still much work to be done from an enforcement perspective in combating the spread of drugs, meth in particular.

“Phuket has instructed all relevant agencies to clamp-down in a rigorous manner to intercept and suppress drugs coming onto the the island in an effort to break the cycle of distribution and usage across the island,” V/Gov Anuphap said.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.


Fascinated | 01 March 2022 - 18:48:13

'Niche drugs' or 'Hiso drugs' in the case of cocaine so not worth the effort? Can't upset the Illuminati can we>


Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
Helicopter to join search for German tourist

JohnC@ very insensitive comment especially as she has now been safe Thai’s are very caring towards...(Read More)

Missing German tourist found safe

Fantastic news pleased for the family, if she is an Alzheimer’s sufferer as has been reported they...(Read More)

Ukrainians arrested in Phuket, face extradition for offences in US

This cannot be real. Western MSM is saying all Ukrainians are angels. There must be some mistake...(Read More)

Missing German tourist found safe

What did she eat and drink for a week?...(Read More)

Phuket Immigration seeks expat volunteers

@DeKaaskopp. What you said is the same as what was said about slaves....(Read More)

Helicopter to join search for German tourist

@JohnC No need to doubt anymore. Hope you can sleep better now....(Read More)

Violence clouds Jerusalem funeral of Al Jazeera journalist

Somehow Israel must have a "carte blanche" to do whatever they want. Annexation of land an...(Read More)

Pandemic, or Endemic Epidemic? It’s all Academic!

Great article! Really a to the point comment. A fine enlighting how Thai softening their wrong doing...(Read More)

Female students face police over vicious attack on 11-year-old

Too many feral children here without parental control. Be it fights, riding crazy on motorbikes or j...(Read More)